Tag Archives: Sara Cambensy

 “Kaufman Follies” brings comedy to Marquette’s historic arts venue

by Sara Cambensy If you missed the first Kaufman Follies last year, you might not want to miss it again. Last February, co-hosts Cynthia Thompson and Don Ryan welcomed Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Richard Simmons, Robert DeNiro, Oprah Winfrey, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman, and many others to the stage to help […]

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Expanding Public-Private Partnerships: The MAPS GED Sponsorship Program Takes Off

by Sara Cambensy, Director of Adult and Community Education, MAPS The basic needs in life that so many of us take for granted are often the determining factors that keep those students without a high school diploma from taking their GED.  Money to take the GED tests and transportation to and from the testing site […]

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Fountain project nearing goal, by Sara Cambensy

Fountain project nearing goal The original Graveraet school fountain and courtyard was a magical place that students, teachers, administrators and community members gathered around and beautified for forty-five years. Any Marquette native lucky enough to enjoy the grandiose stacks of the fountains (the tallest stood at six feet), the botanical flower gardens cared for by […]

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‘Snowflake’ returns to Marquette, by Sara Cambensy

It’s been almost seventeen years since Don Stenglein, Marquette’s one-and-only “Snowflake,” passed away. Many in the Marquette community remember him walking up and down the streets, smiling while being consumed completely by life’s simplest moments, and not the least concerned with possessions or what tomorrow might bring. Not everyone you meet in life has such […]

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Discovering a few of the Upper Peninsula’s living treasures, by Sara Cambensy

When I traveled to Japan to study ceramics during the summer of 2002, I had no idea that I was going to have the chance to meet several National Living Treasures. Given the language barrier, I was confused as to what a National Living Treasure was. Could their culture really assign such a title? Were […]

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